Scott LaHart is a freelance journalist who specialising in food regulatory analysis for the Nordic countries for IEG Policy.
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Norwegian industry organisation Virke is pushing for Norway’s 3,000 kiosks and gas stations to get the same rights to sell beer as the country’s grocery stores. If this isn’t possible, the group is looking to lobby to move all beer sales to the country-owned Vinmonopolet liquor stores instead.
The Norwegian government has sent a draft grocery law to the country’s parliament for consideration.
The city of Gothenburg, Sweden has told an ice cream company to remove the wording “all-natural ingredients” from its packaging after the company was reported to the city's authorities by the consumer organisation Äkta vara.
Danes can now safely eat the recommended 600 grams of fruit and vegetables daily without worrying about pesticide residues, according to a new report from Denmark’s National Food Institute, which has evaluated the results from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration's pesticide control for the years 2012-2017.
The alcohol percentage of Danish beer is on the decline – and has fallen significantly since 2013 – as Danish breweries are now focusing more on the enjoyment of their products rather than alcohol levels.
The Institute of Marine Research has released the results of its salt analysis in selected foods in Norway from 2014-2018. The results show that salt content is moving in the right direction for fresh bread and cereal, cold cuts, liver pate, cured ham and dairy during this period. However, the salt content of fish products is the same, and there is little change in ready meal salt content.